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华盛顿度假旅游指南

Washington D.C. Vacation Travel Guide

华盛顿哥伦比亚特区位于美国东海岸
Washington D.C. is situated on the east coast of the USA,
依偎在波托马克河沿岸
along the banks of the Potomac River.
这座城市的面积还不到70平方英里 但它真的包罗万象
The city has an area of just under 70 square miles, but it sure packs a lot in!
1791年华盛顿作为美国首都而成立
Washington was founded as the nation’s capital in 1791.
只要你到了这里 就会感受到这座都市
As soon as you land here you get a sense of the power and history
所代表的权利和历史底蕴
that this metropolis represents.
多数游客都会从国家广场开始游览 这里有一个一个两英里长的绿色草坪
Most visitors start at the National Mall, a two-mile green strip
通常被称作 国家前院
often referred to as “The Nation’s Front Lawn”.
显然这个广场不适合购物
Clearly there’s no shopping to be done at this Mall.
广场上是一些全国著名的纪念碑和博物馆
What it does offer is a sweep of the country’s most famous monuments and museums,
一应俱全
all in one place.
从原点碑开始你的广场之旅吧
Begin your tour of the Mall at the Zero Milestone,
这里有所有美国地图的距离参考点
the proposed reference point for distances on all US maps.
往北你会看到美国最出名的住所 白宫
To the north you’ll see America’s most famous residence, The White House.
南边矗立着华盛顿纪念碑
To the south stands the Washington Monument.
用大理石制成的方尖塔高555英尺 是国家广场的主要建筑
Rising 555 feet, this marble obelisk is the centerpiece of the National Mall.
美国国会大厦建立在国会山上
The US Capitol Building, on top of Capitol Hill,
是美国联邦政府所在地
is the nation’s seat of federal government.
如果累了 可以在映影池旁休息会
Rest a while by the Reflecting Pool.
四周有很多美国英雄和建国之父的悼念雕像
Surrounded by America’s most iconic tributes to its heroes and founding fathers,
可以让你随时回顾这些美国历史篇章
it’s easy to let your mind wander back through the various chapters of America’s history.
树下坐落的是越南老兵纪念碑
Nestled in the trees is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
碑上刻着成千上万
Engraved in its walls are the names of tens of thousands of soldiers
在越战中丧生的士兵的名字
who lost their lives in the battlefields of Vietnam.
附近的克林顿纪念堂是马丁•路德• 金
The nearby Lincoln Memorial is where Martin Luther King Jr.
发表著名演说 我有一个梦想 的地方
made his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.
沿着广场走 你可以在富兰克林纪念堂
Admire the many sculptures and waterfalls
欣赏到很多雕像和喷泉
at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial further along the Mall.
越过潮汐湖
Across the Tidal Basin,
古罗马式的纪念堂里托马斯•杰斐逊的雕像
Thomas Jefferson keeps a watchful eye on the White House from his own memorial,
注视着白宫
built in the style of ancient Rome.
这个广场也是许多美国史密森尼学会建筑的所在地
The Mall is also home to many of the nation’s Smithsonian buildings.
想要了解更有关有趣的博物馆和画展
To learn more about this interesting collection of museums and galleries,
那就参观被称为古堡的史密森尼学会大楼的
stop by at the Information Center in the Smithsonian Institution Building
信息中心
called the Castle.
史密森尼国家航空和太空博物馆是个全家一起游览的好去处
The whole family will enjoy the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum,
在历史悠久的飞机和航天器中,你们可以让想象力任意翱翔
where you can let your imagination fly high among historic airplanes and spacecraft.
在新闻博物馆中 这个致力于新闻界的互动博物馆中
Create your own headlines at the Newseum,
你可以创建自己的头条新闻
an interactive museum dedicated to the world of news media.
如果纪念碑和博物馆过于沉重 国会大厦的植物园是个不错的选择
The Botanic Garden of the Capitol Building offers an escape from monuments and museums.
但是国家广场不是华盛顿唯一的景区
But the Mall is not the only attraction in D.C..
为了探索广场以外的其他景点
To explore the many attractions outside of the Mall,
整个城市都提供方便的首都单车系统
the convenient Capital Bikeshare system is available all over the city.
白天人们可以在像杜邦环岛一类的风景如画的市中心景点看书
In picture-perfect downtown neighborhoods such as DuPont Circle,
晚上在咖啡店品尝咖啡
browse bookstores by day and try the cafés by night.
另一处迷人的中央郊区就是雾谷
Another charming central suburb is Foggy Bottom,
因波托马克河上升的烟雾而得名
named after the fog that rises from the Potomac River.
在这里你可以找到水门饭店和肯迪尼中心
Here you’ll find the Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy Center.
穿过华盛顿环街就是乔治城
Pass Washington Circle to get to Georgetown.
乔治城是十八世纪的建筑 也是华盛顿中最具有历史感的街区
With its eighteenth-century buildings, it is the oldest district in D.C.,
现在这里的大学生让它充满了活力
and today university students give it a lively atmosphere.
威斯康辛州大道和M街道上各种精品商店和画廊林立着
Wisconsin Avenue and M Street offer many boutique stores and galleries.
从这里向北是国家大教堂
North from here is the National Cathedral,
是美国面积最大的教堂之一
one of the largest churches in the United States.
在附近的史密森尼国家动物园中
In the nearby Smithsonian National Zoo,
动物无疑会给对纪念碑不感兴趣的小朋友带来快乐
the residents are sure to delight monument-weary children.
另一处适合全家游览的地方是国家间谍博物馆
Another family favorite is the International Spy Museum.
在互动间谍游戏中扮演间谍
Play undercover agent in an interactive game where nothing is as it seems!
河对面就是维珍尼亚的邻近 阿灵顿国家公墓
Just across the river in neighboring Virginia is the nation’s most hallowed ground,
是这个国家最神圣的地方
Arlington National Cemetery.
在一排排公墓中行走
Wander among rows of tombstones dedicated to those
向这些为国捐躯的烈士致敬
who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
这里也是约翰•F•肯迪尼总统的长眠之地 有永不熄灭的火焰作为标志
President John F. Kennedy’s final resting place, marked by an ‘eternal’ flame,
是游客拜访最多的墓碑之一
is one of the most visited graves.
从阿灵顿宫向外看 你可以回顾整个华盛顿的景点和它的郊区
From Arlington House you can look back over D.C. and its surrounding suburbs.
华盛顿不只有让它出名的政府大楼建筑和
Washington has a lot more to offer than the political buildings and stately monuments
庄严的纪念碑
that it is so famous for.
无论你在新闻或电影里看到过这些景点多少次
And no matter how often you’ve seen these landmarks in the news or in movies,
都不如亲眼所见带来的震撼
nothing beats the real thing!

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